Naniwa Tanken Cruise with a professional rakugo performer

Take a city cruise on a wildly popular sightseeing boat to fully enjoy Osaka, the aqua metropolis!

Take a city cruise on a wildly popular sightseeing boat to fully enjoy Osaka, the aqua metropolis!

Ipponmatsu Shipping operates sightseeing boats that allow you to fully enjoy Osaka, the aqua metropolis. There are a variety of routes, long and short, provided, take some time to compare the different routes and find your favorite!

The sightseeing cruise is a 90 minute tour of Osaka, the aqua metropolis, with the comical guide of a rakugo, a form of Japanese verbal entertainment, performer. The tour guides you through Osaka’s unique and famous spots, including the Glico Man in Dotonbori and the Osaka City Central Public Hall. The boat trip is filled with excitement as it cruises through a water gate like those in the Panama Canal and low-height bridges. The latest model of the state-of-the-art boat is fully equipped with air conditioning and heating, glass ceilings, and large windows. Reservations are prioritized.


1-2 Kitahamahigashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi 540-0031
・Universal City Port
5-minute walk from Universal City Port station of JR Yumesaki Line
・Minatomachi Pier
5-minute walk from Namba station of all lines
06-6441-0532 (Ipponmatsu Shipping Co., Ltd. Operation Hours: 9:00-18:00)
Universal City Port 10:00,
Minatomachi Pier 12:00, 14:00, 16:00(Sat., Sun., National Holidays), 19:00(Fri., Sat.)
Time required: approximately 90 minutes
*All boats will arrive at the Minatomachi Pier
July 13,24,25; August 5; December 29-January 3
Adults 3,000 yen / Children (Elementary school) 1,000 yen
* Children under elementary school age are free of charge if sitting on the lap of an adult. The Children Fee will apply to a second child or more accompanied by one adult, or any child who requires a seat.
Lunch box: 1,800 yen(Reservation required 2 days in advance. Not applicable to 10:00 departure)
*During the sakura special cruise season from the end of March to the middle of April, the fare will change to 3,500 yen per adult and the time required will be approximately 120 minutes.